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@HEADLINE 1 = Ventura Publisher<191> Tutorial

To see different parts of the screen, use the mouse to point to the
vertical scroll bar (shown to the right), press and hold the left
mouse button, and move the scroll bar up or down. The horizontal
scroll bar at the bottom of the screen works the same way.

Point to the top of the screen to enable any of the menus. To clear
a menu that has dropped down, point to a blank part of the screen
and push the left mouse button.

Only the left mouse button is used by Ventura Publisher.

To go to the next page, press the Pg Dn key on the keyboard. To
go to the previous page, press the Pg Up key.

Press Pg Dn now.


The Function Selector changes between the four major functions
of Ventura Publisher. The Frame Setting function lets you draw
frames (boxes) on the screen which hold either computer drawings,
scanned images, or text. The Paragraph Tagging function lets
you quickly and simply change the typographic attributes of an entire
paragraph. The Text Editing function is a built-in wordprocessor. The
Graphic Drawing function is a built-in drawing package.

Press Pg Dn.


@HEADLINE 1 = Tagging Makes Publishing Easy

Enable the Paragraph Tagging function by pointing to the paragraph
tagging icon in the upper left corner of this screen, and then
pressing the mouse button once.

Select the paragraph below (<169>Tagging Makes Publishing Easy<170>)
by pointing to it with the mouse and then pushing the mouse button
once. Then, point to the name Headline 1 in the Assignment
List and press the mouse button once. Then move the mouse cursor
to an empty area on the screen and press the mouse button. The one
line paragraph below should then look identical to the paragraph above.

Tagging Makes Publishing Easy

Press Pg Dn.


@SUB HEAD 1 = Text Editing<197>Introduction

Ventura Publisher has a built-in wordprocessor. All changes made
within Ventura Publisher are saved back to your own wordprocessor.

To use Ventura Publisher's wordprocessor, select the Text Edit function
(the Text icon in the upper left corner of this screen). Then move
the mouse cursor to the point in the text where you want to make changes
and press the mouse button. The text cursor will appear and you can
begin typing.

You can change the font or style of any text. Place the mouse cursor
at the beginning of the text whose font or style you wish to change. Press
and hold the mouse button, and then move the mouse to the end
of the text you wish to change. The text should look like this:

@Z_SELECTED = Selected text

You can then use the mouse to point to any of the styles shown in
the Assignment List. Press the mouse button to select a style. Select
the Set Font button to change the font of the selected text. Go
ahead and add text anywhere on this page. Select Normal to
return the text to its original state.

Press Pg Dn.


@SUB HEAD 1 = Text Editing<197>Special Characters

Ventura Publisher can create and print many characters not available
to wordprocessor users, including:

@BULLET = Greek symbols: (e.g. p, g, e, m, W)

@BULLET = Mathematical symbols: (e.g. <133>, <155>, <170>)

@BULLET = Typographic symbols: (e.g. <195>, <191>, <169>)

@BULLET = Foreign characters: (e.g. <153>, <130>, <156>, <165>)

Enter these characters by holding the ALT key and then typing the
numeric equivalent of the character on the keyboard numeric keypad.
For instance to type a copy<->right symbol (<189>) while using the
Text Edit function, hold the ALT key, type 189, and then release the
ALT key. These characters are stored back into your word<->processor
file as numeric codes (e.g. the copyright symbol would appear as <<189>>).

Select the Text Editing function (third function from the right),
and insert a copyright symbol anywhere in this paragraph.

Press Pg Dn.


@SUB HEAD 1 = Text Editing<197>Continued

You can force lines to end prematurely, without creating a new paragraph. Press
and hold the Ctrl key and then press the <> key. This creates
the following effect:

This is a line
but this is another line,
and yet all four lines
are part of the same paragraph.

This is very useful for tables, headings.

You can also select text and shift it horizontally to the left. This
is known as kerning. In the following headline, the o in Together
and the e in Ken have been moved to the left (kerned). Go to
the next page to see how this is done.

@HEADLINE 1 = Together with Ken

Press Pg Dn


@SUB HEAD 1 = Text Editing<197>Continued

To move a letter to the left (kern), make sure the Text Edit function
is enabled. Then select the letter you wish to kern, and then select

the Set Font button, located above the Assignment List. The
Dialog Box that appears (shown here) has a Kern option at the bottom
of the box. Enter the amount of left-shift (kern) you desire.

You can change the measurement units by pointing to the measurement
unit name and pressing the mouse button once. This affects only this

Press Pg Dn.


@SUB HEAD 1 = Tabs and Simple Tables

Simple tables can be quickly formatted using the tab key, and selecting
a paragraph Tag which sets the tab stops.

The paragraphs below have tab characters in them. If you tag them
with a paragraph tag for which tab stops have been set, the text will
be formatted into a table.

Change to the Paragraph Tagging function and tag each paragraph below
with the Table tag. (Use the scroll bar in the Assignment List
to get to the Table tag).

Widget 1283.23287.34295.99

Widget 21256.551289.551301.11

Widget 334.3352.97110.11

Press Pg Dn.


@SUB HEAD 1 = Automatic Section Numbering

You can automatically number paragraphs in your manual. For instance,
this style sheet has Auto-Numbering turned on for the tags called
Number Head 1, and Number Head 2. Select the three paragraphs
below and tag them with Number Head 1 and Number Head 2. Then,
select Renumber Chapter in the Page Menu. If you later
re-tag these paragraphs, select Renumber Chapter to remove the section

This paragraph will be numbered when properly tagged. Tag this as
Number Head 1.

This is another paragraph that will be numbered with the automatic
section numbering. Tag this as Number Head 2.

Here is one more paragraph. Tag this as Number Head 2. Don't forget
to select Renumber Chapter (in the Page Menu) in order to make the
section numbers appear.

Press Pg Dn.


@SUB HEAD 1 = Special Function Keys

Paragraph Tag names can be assigned to special function keys. In
this style sheet, the special function keys are assigned as shown
below. Tag each item in the list below as a Bullet in order to make
them more readable. (Note: If you press and hold the shift key while
you select each paragraph, you can select them all, and then simultaneously
change the tag for the each paragraph in the group ).

F1Headline 1

F2Sub Head 2

F3Headline 2

F4Sub Head 2

F5Headline 3

F6Sub Head 3



F9New Page

F10Body Text

Press Pg Dn.


@SUB HEAD 1 = Pictures

You can add a picture any place, on any page in your document.

Enable the Frame Setting function (first icon on the left in the Function
Selector). Then, move the mouse cursor anywhere within the frame
(box) below and push the mouse button. The frame will be selected. Then,
point to the file name <->COLUMBIA.GEM in the Assignment List. The
picture contained in that file will appear in the frame below.

Press Pg Dn.


@SUB HEAD 1 = Load New Pictures

If you want to add a new picture to the Assignment List and place
it in the frame, move the mouse cursor to the File menu (at
the top left of the screen) and select the Load Text/Picture
option. Then select the Line Art and GEM options and select
OK. When a list of files appears, select NOZZLE.GEM. Then
select OK. The file named NOZZLE.GEM will appear in the Assignment
List, and can be place in the Frame below in the same way as you did
on the previous page.

Press Pg Dn.


@SUB HEAD 1 = Add New Frame

To add a new frame, first enable the Frame Setting function (first
icon in the upper left corner of the screen). Then, point to the
box that says Add New Frame and press the mouse button. Place
the mouse cursor at the point that says Start Here, press and
hold the mouse button, and then move the mouse cursor to the point
that says End Here. Release the mouse button. You now have
a new frame! Place another copy of NOZZLE.GEM into this frame. To
move the frame, place the mouse cursor inside the frame, press and
hold the mouse button, and move the frame. Press the Del key to delete
the selected Frame.


@SUB HEAD 1 = Graphic Drawing

Once a frame is drawn, you can use the Graphic Drawing function (the
far right icon in the upper left corner of this screen) to add callouts
and annotations, and also create tables. You must first create a
frame as described on the previous page (or select a frame that already
exists). Then, enable the Graphic Drawing function, select from the
menu of shapes shown in the Assignment List, and draw the shape in
the same manner that you drew a frame on the previous page. Enable
the Frame Setting function, select the frame below, change to the
Graphic Drawing mode, and practice. Note that graphics can be inside
or outside the frame.

Press Pg Dn.


@SUB HEAD 1 = Have Fun

This concludes this ten minute introduction.

Experiment with the text in the remainder of this short chapter. Add
and delete text; cut, copy, and paste text.

Explore the options contained in the menus above:

@BULLET = Try different Views.

@BULLET = Enable the Paragraph Tagging function, select a paragraph,
and then experiment with the options in the Paragraph menu. You will
actually be changing the typographic attributes for that paragraph
and any others that have been tagged with the same Tag.

When finished, use the Open option in the File menu to
look at other chapters contained in the TYPESET directory. For
instance, open the chapter called DEMO. This chapter shows
some of the document types that Ventura Publisher can handle.

To return to DOS, select the Quit option in the File menu.

Press Pg Dn.


Insight magazine caught up with Ken Jones, President and COO
of Acme Corporation, for a few minutes between meetings Thursday at
the convention center. He consented to answer a few questions about
the past year, the conference, and the future for Acme.

INSIGHT: What do you hope this year's conference will achieve?

KEN Jones: Cohesiveness and togetherness in the Acme network. I'd
like franchisees to come away with an understanding of our long-term
strategy and how we can all be strong together. Attendance here is
excellent, and I think this will help us re-establish the strength
of our network, world-wide. In the next few days, we will discuss
our long-term plans and show how they'll lead us to further market

INSIGHT: Acme has just come through a tough year. How would you
characterize the past nine months, since you and Jack Smith came back
to top management posts at the company?

Marketing Desktop Publishing

The potential market for desktop publishing hardware and software
is probably much larger than commonly believed<197>and this market
will continue to expand as DTP becomes more familiar and penetrates

The most visible applications that DTP addresses are:


Direct mail pieces


Price lists

For many businesses that regularly produce print communications, DTP
offers important advantages, replacing costly outside agencies, freelancers,
and consultants. Typesetting services and design can be brought in-house;
the result is faster communication, greater involvement in communications,
and more communication.

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